Florencia Gonzalez Big Band -][- Woman Dreaming of Escape –Mp3– [Florencia Gonzalez, 2012] –
Florencia, composer, performer (multi woodwind player, singer), and session musician, leads bands that range from a duo of guitar and saxophone to a 20-piece Big Band.
Her Big Band has been together since 2007; playing regularly in Boston until 2011, when it was selected one of the best 5 jazz bands in Boston right before moving to New York, where she established a new Big Band composed by the finest jazz musicians of the city.
Parallel to her large ensembles (Big Band and 11 Piece Band), she leads a Candombe Project, which includes horns, percussion, singing and a lot of beautiful tunes from Uruguay and Argentina. This project performs regularly in New York and has been part of a number of jazz and Latin music festivals.
Born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay, her music career there encompassed a lot of different styles in a variety of groups (jazz, tango, bossa nova, rock, pop, funk, candombe, etc.).
She studied classical saxophone performance in Uruguay and as a classical musician was selected in 2003 as first saxophone of the National Symphonic Orchestra. In 2004 she moved to Boston, where she graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music with a dual Bachelor Degree in Jazz Composition and Performance. After graduating from Berklee College of Music she pursued her Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition at New England Conservatory, from where she also graduated with honors. -[Excerpt | About]-
Listen to Mp3 samples by the multifacted woodwind artist Florencia Gonzalez.
Susanna Quilter flute_
Sofia Gonzalez flute_
Art Felluca alto sax . clarinet . flute
Nick Brust alto sax . clarinet . flute
Andy Voelker tenor sax . soprano sax
Andrew Halchak tenor sax . clarinet . flute
Mike Jacobs bari sax . bass clarinet
Josh Mizruchi trumpet . fluguel
Greg Marchand trumpet . fluguel
Sam Dechenne trumpet . fluguel
Chris Kottke trumpet . fluguel
Tim Schneier tenor trombone
Pete Fanelli tenor trombone
David Schwartz bass trombone
Diego Porchile guitar
Andrew Washburn piano
Mariana Iranzi bass
Franco Pinna drum set
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